Ministry Team

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. - Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

  • Rev. Drew Mills

    Senior Pastor

    Pastor Drew has served Lakeport Wesleyan Church since 2000. Drew is married to his lovely wife, Melody. They have two boys, Silas and Benjamin and a daughter, Madelyn. Drew graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts  in Christian Ministries and Psychology, and from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2000, with a Master of Divinity Degree.  Drew enjoys running, biking and playing volleyball. Drew grew up in the blue water area and loves living near the lake!

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  • Rev. Joel Higginbotham

    Assistant Pastor of Youth and Young Adults
    Pastor Joel joined the Lakeport Wesleyan ministry team in July of 2014. He is married to his bride, Jessica and they have two sons, Noah and Micah, who keep things lively at home. The Higginbothams hail from Marion, Indiana and are high school sweethearts. Joel  graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University and Jessica graduated from Western International University. Joel also received his  Master's of Divinity from Wesley Seminary at IWU in 2013. Joel is passionate about ministry to youth and young adults. Joel enjoys being outside, loves to cook, eat bbq, and spends his 'free time' with his two boys.

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  • Pastor Hanna Van Sickle

    Assistant Pastor of Children

    Pastor Hanna joined Lakeport Wesleyan Church in June of 2022. Hanna is married to her husband Jacob and together they have one son, Judah. Hanna grew up in the Blue Water area. In 2019 she graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with her a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries. She then graduated in 2021 from IWU with her Master’s in Practical Theology. Hanna is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to hike and climb. She is always ready for an adventure!

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  • Rev. Doug Studaker

    Pastor Doug has been appointed to the Lakeport Wesleyan ministry team since 2012. Doug was ordained in 2008. He is married to his best friend and teammate in ministry, Connie. They have 2 adult children, daughter Harmony Marie and son and daughter-in-law, Doug II and Tricia. They have 2 grandchildren James and Kaitlin. Doug's hobbies are exercise, following the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, and Michigan State Spartans. He is also a huge fan of his family.

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  • Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Lyle Reynolds

    Pastor Lyle has served Wesleyan congregations in Michigan and in the blue water area for over 55 years. He is the husband of the late Darolene, his beloved and lifelong partner in ministry, and has two adult daughters Peggy and Cindy (Dale), as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoys the Detroit Tigers, working in his yard and his grandchildren.

  • Mrs. Debbie MacLean

    Office Administrator

    Debbie has attended Lakeport Wesleyan for many years and superbly manages the many supportive ministry tasks of the front office. She is married to Alvin and has 3 daugthers: Amanda who is married to Randy, Ila and Marcie. Debbie keeps the pastors on track and makes them look good most of the time. She loves camping, the water and her dog Hershey. 

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  • Bigfoot

    The Elusive Bigfoot wants to see how long it will be before someone notices that he is here.